HyperPavilion was announced today in Hong Kong during the press conference held in the special settings of Duddell’s restaurant. This large scale exhibition which will be held in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale in Arsenale Nord, produced by Fabulous and curated by Philippe Riss-Schmidt.
During the press launch, Philippe Riss-Schmidt, the curator, explained that the exhibition will take place on the northern side of the Arsenale in three historical warehouses, amounting to 3000m2.
“The exhibition will display newly commissioned artworks: a dynamic selection, that address the consequences of art after the arrival of the digital, as well as investigating the new ways to exhibit these outcomes. All artworks are site-specific and created specifically for this project”, states Philippe Riss-Schmidt.
HyperPavilion focuses on an international roster of artists, whose common objectives question, challenge and respond to a furthering digital transition. Presented on technology including: large scale projections; a 360° immersive cinema; a hologram theatre; multi-screen installations and hybrids artworks. All of which accumulate to present a spectacular post-techo-human immersion.
The artists involved are: Aram Bartholl, Theo Triantafyllidis, Claude Closky; Vincent Broquaire ; Frederik Dewilde; Lab NT2; Lawrence Lek; Claire Malrieux; Théo Massoulier; Julien Prévieux; Paul Souviron.
Philippe Riss-Schmidt, continuing the presentation, added: “Currently, artists are constructing and inventing imaginary compositions from an undefined frontier; a space of otherness, confrontation and mixed identity. A coupling of the real and the imaginary. The artworks typically: collect; archive; accumulate; digitalise; incorporate and erase data. They are constantly evolving. Therefore, HyperPavilion is not about digital art, but about art at the digital age. Welcome to the e-renaissance”.
a large scale exhibition during the 57th Venice Biennale
Preview days May 9 – 12
Open to the public from May 13 – October 30, 2017
- Philippe Riss-Schmidt speaking at the press conference
- Sungbok Myron Jung (Fabulous) and Philippe Riss-Shmidt (curator)